District Pledge to Fight Modern Slavery/Human Trafficking
One-Year Pledge to Fight Modern Slavery/Human Trafficking (MS/HT)
(Please circle if this pledge is being made by a Rotary Club or a Rotary District)
WE, acknowledge that MS/HT are crimes against human rights and that we, as the Rotary Club of ________ or Rotary District _______ leaders, should play a pivotal role in the prevention of MS/HT, and we hereby pledge to prohibit human trafficking in any form in all activities under our control.
WE WILL commit to partner with the Rotary Action Group Against Slavery (RAGAS) to educate, equip, and empower Rotarians in our Club/District to fight against modern Slavery/Human Trafficking.
WE WILL encourage our club/ District to engage in projects to protect all victims from hunger, neglect, abuse, and all forms of exploitation and modern slavery, pursuant to Rotary International Resolution 21R28.
WE WILL educate our District’s club members to identify indicators of modern slavery/ human trafficking.
WE WILL commit to sharing information and/or inviting speakers on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking at appropriate District events such as PETS, District Conferences and District assemblies;
WE WILL strive to support and defend the rights of any victim of human trafficking that occurs within the purview of our community or business operations.
Therefore, our Rotary Club or Rotary District MAKES THIS PLEDGE in the belief that living with freedom and dignity is a right afforded to every individual, and that no one person should endure the pain and suffering inflicted at the hands of traffickers and our Rotary Clubs/District will do everything possible to engage its members.